FREE NASM Study Guide + NASM Practice Test + Flashcards for 2019

Hey everybody and welcome to my free NASM practice tests, NASM study guides and NASM flashcards. Before we start, I recommend that you bookmark/star this page in your browser so you have easy access to it. If you have not signed up for NASM CPT, sign up here to save 20% with my personal code PTP20.

Also, check out my NASM Prime study system if you want to cut your study time in half and have an exam pass guarantee.

If you have any questions or concerns about the NASM test or studying for it, drop me a comment here and I will get back to you within 24 hours.

Leave me a comment at the bottom if you have any questions!

NASM study contents: Choose your study method below.

Or you can just remember that PTPioneer simply stands for “Personal Training Pioneer” or maybe “Pass Test” Pioneer because I help people pass their NASM CPT exams and other personal training tests haha. I know, I know, the second one is cheesy! but hey, if it helps you remember, I guess it works.

This study guide covers the most recent volume of the textbook: NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Training 6th Edition.

This page contains links a study guide for each chapter in the NASM textbook, a NASM practice test as well as a full NASM flashcards bundle.

On top of this, each individual chapter has it’s own NASM practice quiz and its own NASM flashcard study bundle for that particular chapter. I also have a full ACE CPT study guide/practice test. Let’s get studying! 🤓

FREE NASM study guide: 6th Edition 2019

FREE NASM Practice Test: 6th Edition 2019

I Recommend taking the NASM practice test below at the beginning in order to gauge your current level of knowledge. I also recommend taking the NASM practice exam after going through the whole study guide above.

This test contains exactly 60 questions (half of the full NASM exam). This test is also formatted the same way as the real test, with the questions (and their relative % on the test) coming from the following sections.

  • Domain 1: Basic and applied sciences in nutritional concepts (17%)
  • Domain 2: Assessment (18%)
  • Domain 3: Program design (21%)
  • Domain 4: Exercise technique and training instruction (22%)
  • Domain 5: Client relations in behavioral coaching (12%)
  • Domain 6: Professional development and responsibility (10%)

NASM Flashcards for 6th Edition Textbook

The NASM flashcards below contains 130 flashcards from all 20 chapters of the free NASM study guide above. You can either study them right off the bat or come back to them after you have finished all 20 chapters of the study guide. If you would like to study flashcards for a particular chapter, go to that particular chapters study guide (links above) and you will find flashcards at the bottom of each chapter.

NASM study tips!

The NASM study guide on this page is meant to complement the full sixth edition textbook from NASM. It is not meant to be studied by itself without the primary textbook and I provide specific references to tables/specific pages of the textbook throughout the guide to point you in the right direction for studying.

How I recommend you use these NASM study materials:

  • The first thing I recommend you do is to take the practice test on this page. By going through the NASM test questions, you will get a good starting point as to where you are with the knowledge you currently have.
  • The next thing I recommend you do is to go through each chapter of the NASM CPT study guide as you follow along with the primary textbook.
  • Take the quizzes at the end of each chapter as well as using the flashcards for each individual chapter as well.
  • After you have finished the free study guide, come back to this page and study the full NASM flash card bundle and take the test again to see how you improve.
  • If you want a pass guarantee, check out my NASM Prime study system. The Prime materials include a NASM CPT exam study guide, full practice tests (and quizzes), and my SRS (spaced repetition study) flashcard system. It will cut your study time by more than half and you can also download the NASM Prime study guide as a PDF.

  • Kat says:

    Can I just say how awesome you are for doing this!!!!!!

  • Stephanie says:

    Would this be beneficial for someone going through ISSA for their certification just for additional knowledge? Or do you need to be going through NASM to be able to utilize this?

    • Tyler Read says:

      The information on this page is just for following along and studying for the NASM exam. Although some information crosses over, I would not use this as your primary source for studying for ISSA.

  • Natalie says:

    Any links to discounts for ISSA

    • Tyler Read says:

      Hey Natalie, are you looking for a free study guide for the ISSA certification? Or are you just looking for links to purchase the certification itself? I will be working on study guides for ISSA coming right up!

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  • Reena says:

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  • Bev says:

    Hi, Tyler- I just took the NASM/AFAA GFI-C exam on Wednesday. I studied all of the materials, I have been teaching group fitness for a while but had to recertify. I aced the chapter exams and the practice exam. When I went in to take the exam, the wording and questions were extremely different, and I did not pass. I called AFAA when I got home to ask why the huge difference, and they said that one organization writes the book, chapter quizzes, and practice test, and another totally different entity writes the GFI exam. I am confused and don’t know how they get away with this. Ideas???

    • Tyler Read says:

      Sorry to hear that you did not pass the NASM/AFAA GFI exam. Sometimes the study materials provided by the certifying agencies do not line up very well with the exam. That is the way it goes with a lot of different personal training certifications. That’s why here, on my website we build our study materials based on the experiences my students see on the exam. Unfortunately, as of right now I do not have a free or premium study guide for the GFI test. I will be looking into building study materials for that in the future. The biggest recommendation is to try to remember is much as you can the type of questions that they asked you on the exam and go over those parts in the textbook with as much detail. I am not familiar with the other study materials provided by other test prep companies so I can’t give you any advice on where to go for that.